Geordies call this cinder toffee, as it looks like golden lumps of coal. If you are Australian you will most likely call it honeycomb, if you are Irish it is yellowman and our Scottish chums call it puff candy. Whatever the name, it’s dramatic to make; it volcanically bubbles to the top of your pan while being heated.
Homemade toffees are Christmas sweets with long traditions in Scandinavia. Here’s a recipe for vanilla tasting toffees. Wrap them in cellophane and give them to someone you love. And if you’re not particularly thrilled with the taste of vanilla, don’t worry, there will be 6 more toffee recipes before Christmas.
A sweet recipe found on godt.no – Recipe by Lise Finckenhagen
Lise Finckenhagen writes:These Swedish sweets, “vacuum cleaners”, so called because they look like old fashioned ones are irresistibly deliciously. they also give cake crumbs a new life mixed with cocoa butter, oatmeal and powdered sugar. Wrapped in delicious marzipan and dipped in melted chocolate.
“Damsugare” is yet another example of the Swedes marvelous knack for finding fitting and entertaining names for their favourite dishes – Ted